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New York Times Sells
Boston Globe at 93% Loss

Breitbart.com, by John Nolte

Original Article

Posted By:LadyVet, 8/3/2013 9:23:01 AM

After purchasing the Boston Globe in 1993 for a then-record $1.1 billion, the financially troubled New York Times just announced it sold the 141 year-old paper to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million. That´s a straight 93% loss. Figuring in two decades of inflation would only make it worse -- as does the fact the Times retains the Globe´s pension liabilities, estimated at over $100 million. (snip) What might have sweetened the lower offer for the Times is that Henry offered a straight cash deal, which is expected to close sometime in September or October.

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Lefties doing for the NYT what they did for Detroit. If you consider the pension liabilities that they kept, they probably "sold it" for a negative $30 million. Now the NYT is a pension plan that is publishing a newspaper.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/3/2013 9:28:58 AM     (No. 9456259)

It was worth it to the leftists, who were able to advance their goals, supporting the Chicago thug Barack Obama to the hopelessly corrupt Governor Deval Patrick to the perpetual liar Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 8/3/2013 9:35:32 AM     (No. 9456267)

Buy at least the NYT Lefties foiled those eeeeevil conservatives.
They could have sold the Globe, along with all its liabilities 2 years ago for $100-million. But the prospective buyer was an eeeeevil conservative. So, Pinch and his pals screwed their shareholders out of a net $130-million with this deal.

And the NYT continues to swirl around the bowl.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: kiwikit, 8/3/2013 9:37:29 AM     (No. 9456269)

So the Red Sox owner is a lefty?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/3/2013 9:43:03 AM     (No. 9456282)

This is basically a real estate transaction. The Globe headquarters building on Morrissey Blvd. is probably worth $70M.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dirtydave, 8/3/2013 9:46:04 AM     (No. 9456287)

These guys are just whizes at economics and business, aren´t they? The earned small fortune on this deal.

Of course they had to spend a huge fortune to get it and they did keep the unfunded pension liabilities of the Globe. Smart and generous. What a combo.

Detroitonimics is taking over the country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 8/3/2013 9:47:58 AM     (No. 9456289)

I think the building is worth more than $70 million. Regardless, I think the ultimate next move would be to sell Globe assets - except the building - to Rupert Murdoch for one dollar.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jir, 8/3/2013 9:52:09 AM     (No. 9456297)

Thank you for the OP of this article and also to reply#2 who has explained this in a way that is perfectly clear for a dummy like me to understand.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 8/3/2013 9:56:43 AM     (No. 9456305)

They probably thought they did just great. Isn´t this their business model for other private enterprises?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/3/2013 9:58:44 AM     (No. 9456309)

I know this is a difficult time for you, NYTwits so I would like to offer a couple of words to lessen your pain. Heh, heh.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jenkinshill, 8/3/2013 10:00:20 AM     (No. 9456313)

# 4 has the most accurate explanation. The Globe is just another failing business whose remaining value consists almost entirely of it´s real estate holding. Sears is another current example.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/3/2013 10:05:31 AM     (No. 9456318)

Not to worry, they´ll make it up in volume.

If true about failure to divest some years ago at a higher price was provable for ideological reasons, there could be a stockholder derivative suit in the offing.

Semper Fi

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/3/2013 10:34:32 AM     (No. 9456364)

Memo To: Mr. John Henry

From: A Caring Conservative/Red Sox Fan

Some unsolicited advice...Next step, hire Portland, Maine´s distinguished son and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)´s most illustrious Phi Beta Kappa Key Recipient/student reporter for "The Daily Tar Heel," Sir Howard Louis "Howie" Carr, Jr., as the new Managing Editor of your $70,000,000.00 "investment" and watch it flourish!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zoidberg, 8/3/2013 10:37:52 AM     (No. 9456369)

May this be the first of many MSM fire sales.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 8/3/2013 10:39:39 AM     (No. 9456371)

What are all the bow-tied bumkissers going to do?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/3/2013 10:45:00 AM     (No. 9456379)

This was a brilliant move by Pinch.

The Times will get $70 million in cash, but has to pay $110 million in pensions - - for a net cash flow of -$40 million - - on top of the $1.1 billion they originally paid.

But not to worry for The Times. Carlos "Danger" Slim is standing by with pocketsful of cash to lend out. He got 14% interest from The Times for the last loan. Maybe he´ll reverse the digits - - and charge them 41% interest this time. And of course - - there´s always the Mafia for some ready cash.

Yup - - Pinch and his ultraleftist, gay, 0bama-loving toadies are sure be with us for a long, long time.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/3/2013 10:46:39 AM     (No. 9456383)

It´s not just the shareholders who got a bad deal, but the Globe employees who must be very nervous about their pensions. That´s what ya get for working for the devil.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: starboard, 8/3/2013 11:02:09 AM     (No. 9456409)

#5 Detroitonomics. Great Description. I´m sure we´ll hear this word again.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lazyman, 8/3/2013 11:06:25 AM     (No. 9456416)

They are such great credible business people which is why I value there opinion page so much.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1, 8/3/2013 11:32:15 AM     (No. 9456442)

I used to teach benefits administration at the graduate level, so let me forewarn you that this is tricky.
If the NYT was providing a defined benefit pension plan to Globe employees, and had such a large liability, they were being penalized each year by the federal government for that. And the residual corporation after sale of the Globe can go bankrupt, meaning pension payments would come from a federal entity- the pension benefit guarantee corporation. (PBGC) but there is a cap on yearly payments from P
BGC, per employee, and all corporations pay a fee to the PBGC to cover such payouts.

The Detroit pension mess has nothing to do with PBGC.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 8/3/2013 11:32:34 AM     (No. 9456443)

Posters are right- this is a pure real estate deal. I hate to admit that I still get this pathetic rag, delivered daily, because of the Sports Section and because of habit - my parents had it delivered.

Now, the Sports section will be "reporting" on a team owned by the owners of the paper! There is an irony in there somewhere, isn´t there? Sort of like the Globe and the Times pretending that they "report" on the Obama Administration.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: franq, 8/3/2013 11:39:57 AM     (No. 9456452)

Shoot, to a mush-headed liberal, the fact that it wasn´t a 100% loss means it made a 7% profit.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Smart11344, 8/3/2013 11:44:56 AM     (No. 9456456)

Nothing like some Schadenfreude to go with my morning coffee. Looks like some shareholders got "Pinched".

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tnorling, 8/3/2013 11:51:13 AM     (No. 9456464)

Rename it "The Boston Transcript" and hire Howie as managing editor per above and Henry will make millions.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/3/2013 12:24:42 PM     (No. 9456511)

As #2 and others point out, the NYT has bitten off its (brownnosing)nose to spite its face... all so it can ward off a conservative enterprise from coming into Boston.

This tells us more about the mentality of the NYT, willing to take more of a loss than it might have, purely for ideological reasons.

It is also possible that Menino (mayor, Boston) and Gov. Patrick had some say in the matter. I am just supposing...

The only time my husband buys the Globe is when there are big sports stories, as the writers are very good.

I like your idea, #12! Hoping to see Howie up here in NH today, and if i manage to, i´ll mention your recommendation!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: john56, 8/3/2013 12:29:07 PM     (No. 9456517)

The libs are slipping. The liberal who got the Washington Post to sell him Newsweak only paid a dollar.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: robertj984, 8/3/2013 2:34:37 PM     (No. 9456734)

Do you want to know how you make a billion dollars in the newspaper business? You start off with TWO billion.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 8/3/2013 3:07:20 PM     (No. 9456775)

So if what #19 says is true, then despite taking a big loss up front, the NYT has once again shafted the US taxpayer by making the PBGC pay for the residual benefits owed to Globe´s employees and retirees.

However the new owners may not be as spiteful as Pinch and would be more likely to sell to owners that are less beholden to the left.
Or they may decide on their own to try to appeal to more than half the people of Boston...
Yeah right.









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Reply 28 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/3/2013 3:23:17 PM     (No. 9456817)

Lib Rags, once dirty cannot be cleaned...the value drops a huge amount...

Hey Libs, to fix this you need to lie more!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: harper, 8/3/2013 3:53:02 PM     (No. 9456870)

Leftards are soooo smart. Whip smart...and this deal just reinforces their high intelligence in the finance area.

This is a great deal, once you adopt the whip smart idea of ignoring numbers [an obvious Tea Party invention] and just going for it.
Conservatives are so hung up on numbers...

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